Posts for Bideford

Councillors vote on housing initiatives to support affordable housing in Torridge

Torridge Councillors met this week to debate the initial findings of a review they initiated into housing provision in the district, and to agree actions to address the issues highlighted. The review identified significant short comings in the way the housing market has continued to shift in Torridge with a […]

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New affordable homes in Bideford

Regional affordable housing provider, Westward Housing in partnership with Torridge District Council, has provided 51 affordable new homes for local people on two sites in Bideford, 34 for rental and 17 for shared ownership. At Newton Road, Westward provided 31 homes, comprising of  24 apartments with a fifty-fifty mix of […]

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Council hopes for regeneration funding for Bideford in next round

As part of this weeks Budget announcements, made by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the government also announced the allocation of money for the first round of their “levelling up” fund. The £4.8 billion fund is part of the governments levelling up agenda which aims to contribute to the prosperity of […]

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Cyclist collides with parked vehicle, Bideford

From the messaging alert service: Emergency services were called to a collision between a pedal cyclist and a parked vehicle in Laurel Avenue, Bideford, shortly after 5pm on Sunday 17 October. As a result of the collision, a 49-year-old local male sustained serious head injuries. The cyclist was subsequently airlifted to […]

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Be aware of suspicious circumstances

From Devon & Corwnall Police alerts: On Monday 11 October, a man with an Irish accent called uninvited at a home in the Northam area, near Bideford. The man spoke with the householder saying that he had recently purchased a campervan from a neighbour and had noticed the occupier had one […]

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Fundraiser for Victoria Park, Bideford

With the support of Torridge District Council a new community action group has been formed in Bideford with the aim of raising £100,000 for play equipment in Victoria Park. The group’s initial goal is to give the facilities around the flagship “Bidefort” complex a complete makeover, including new equipment for […]

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Murder inquiry launched, Bideford

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called shortly before 12pm on Friday 1 October to Brookfield Street, East The Water, following reports of concern for the welfare of a woman at an address. Officers attended the scene where a 43-year-old woman was confirmed deceased at the scene. Her next […]

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Mini waste and recycling roadshows, Bideford

Torridge District Council is set to launch a series of mini waste and recycling roadshows on Bideford Quay from September 22nd. The shows will be run as weekly events, every Wednesday, up until the end of October. At the same time a project to adapt the Harbour Office on the […]

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Council happy with SS Freshspring improvements

Torridge District Council Community and Resources Committee have voted to return a £3,000 bond the SS Freshspring trust provided as surety to the Council before taking up its berth at the quay in Bideford. The bond was originally required as the exact condition of the ship was unknown before arrival […]

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Fatal collision A39 between Barnstaple and Bideford

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A39 in North Devon in the early hours of today [27 August] in which a man died. Officers were called around 1.30am following the collision between a grey Ford Tourneo van and a blue […]

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